Real food for Gestational Diabetes

An effective alternative to the conventional nutrition approach

Gestational diabetes rates continue to rise. This book and its menus and recipes teach readers how to better control blood sugar naturally with a low carbohydrate, high protein, calorie-dense diet. The author walks readers through the physiology of gestational diabetes, its possible consequences for mother and infant, and the other nutrients that may be low or compromised. Reader-friendly and extensively referenced with evidence-based research.

Course Expiration Date
Grouped product items
Product Name Price Qty
Book Only (1260)
10 CE Online Test Only (W1261)
18 CE Online Test Only (W1262)
10 CE Book & Online Test (W1263)
18 CE Book & Online Test (W1264)

Book Details

Year Published
1st Edition
Page Count
Learning Code
  • (2000) Science of food and nutrition
  • (2020) Composition of foods, nutrient analysis
  • (2070) Macronutrients: carbohydrate, fat, protein, fiber, water
  • (2080) Microbiology, food toxicology
  • (2090) Micronutrients: vitamins, minerals
  • (2100) Nutritional biochemistry
  • (2110) Physiology, exercise physiology
  • (3000) Nutrition assessment & Diagnosis
  • (3005) Nutrition Diagnosis
  • (3010) Assessment methodology
  • (3020) Assessment of target groups, populations
  • (3040) Food consumption, fluid balance
  • (3060) Laboratory tests
  • (3070) Pharmacological, drug/nutrient, herbal interaction
  • (4000) Wellness and public health
  • (4090) Health behaviors: smoking cessation, stress management
  • (5000) Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • (5160) Cardiovascular disease
  • (5190) Diabetes mellitus
  • (5210) Dysphagia
  • (5230) Hematological disorders, anemia
  • (5260) Hypertension
  • (5310) Pregnancy complication
  • (5370) Weight management, obesity
  • (5390) Care planning, documentation, and evaluation
  • (5410) Client protocols, clinical guidelines
  • (5460) Self-care management
  • (6000) Education, Training, and Counseling
  • (6010) Behavior change theories, techniques
  • (6020) Counseling, therapy, and facilitation skills
  • (6030) Education theories and techniques for adults
  • (6060) Learning needs assessment, learning plan development, and evaluation
  • (6070) Interviewing and listening skills
  • (6080) Training, coaching, and mentoring
  • (8000) Food Service Systems and Culinary Arts
  • (8090) Menu planning and development, nutrient analysis

Course Objectives

Level 2 CPE

Suggested Performance Indicators: 1.1.4, 2.1.3, 4.1.2, 4.1.5 

CPE Type: 720 for Printed/Paper Tests, 740 for Web-based/Online Tests


Upon successful completion of this self-study course, the users will be able to:

1. Discuss three benefits of a mild ketogenic diet for women with gestational diabetes not achieved through more liberal carbohydrate diets.

2. Intervene on behalf of women with gestational diabetes and their fetus, and act as a nutrition resource for patients and other health professionals.

3. Better assess patients’ needs and determine appropriate nutrition therapy intervention.

4. Counsel patients on a diet with decreased carbohydrate, proportionately higher protein, calorie-dense foods, added exercise, and regular blood sugar checks to establish better diabetes control during pregnancy with the goals of a healthy mother and infant with fewer complications. 

Recommended For...
  • Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
  • Dietetics Technician Registered (DTR/NDTR)
  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional
Why we chose this book

The author is a highly respected dietitian with unique experience and knowledge who has been successful helping women with gestational diabetes to better control their blood sugars with a high protein diet instead of the more liberal carbohydrate diet being promoted. I believe that health care will be going in this direction and that since nutrition is a cornerstone of diabetes therapy—we need to know it.

About the author
Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE, CLT, and Certified Pilates Instructor whose approach to nutrition includes real foods, integrative medicine, and mindful eating. Prenatal nutrition and gestational diabetes are particular fields of interest for her. Lily is a sought-after speaker and has helped train thousands of medical professionals on the subject of diabetes during pregnancy.